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LeAnn Rimes has ventured into new territory with the release of her music video for “Gasoline and Matches.” The Buddy and Julie Miller-penned tune is one of the 13 tracks found on ... Read More
What happens when duos spend some time apart? Can Jennifer Nettles be a viable country star without Sugarland partner Kristian Bush?Jennifer wisely sidestepped those questions for her solo album ... Read More
Much like an artist picks up a brush to create a painting, Rosanne Cash picks up a pen to create a song, like those on her newest album, The River & The Thread, and the results are the ... Read More
If there is one thing Brad Paisley has perfected throughout his career, it’s knowing how to pen a unique song that always delivers. With “The Mona Lisa,” the fourth single from ... Read More
Before YouTube, history was preserved in books, periodicals and even songs. So for the sprawling, ambitious two-disc collection Divided & United, artists from country, bluegrass, folk and rock ... Read More
With no disrespect to Zac Brown or his group’s regular producer, Keith Stegall, but maybe the Zac Brown Band should have grunge pioneer and modern-rock warrior Dave Grohl produce all of ... Read More
When Florida Georgia Line announced they were reissuing their debut album, Here’s to the Good Times, many wondered how they could take the party up one more notch. The answer: with five ... Read More
Sarah Darling has been perpetually looking for the hit that will finally break her. Now in between labels, the 31-year-old has taken a respite to independently release a holiday EP, the somewhat ... Read More
Gretchen Wilson has been busier than Santa Claus in 2013, releasing the albums Right on Time and Under the Covers in the first half of the year. And now she drops the holiday collection Christmas ... Read More
A choir of heaven’s angels are about the only thing that could compare to the sound of Restless Heart’s incredible harmonies in this 10-song collection of Christmas tunes.A nice mix of ... Read More
It’s always nice when an artist grows from project to project, but it can be a surprisingly fine line between a natural evolution and an abrupt change. Jake Owen seems to have masterfully ... Read More
Is there anything Kelly Clarkson doesn’t sound great singing? She hops from dance anthems (“Stronger”) to breezy country-soul (“Don’t Rush”) and points between ... Read More
If you’re looking for “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” sorry. The Jolly Old Elf passed by Trace Adkins’ house when he was recording this 10-song set of ... Read More
If you’re a big fan of the Robertson family from the hit A&E reality series Duck Dynasty (i.e., you buy every piece of merch bearing Willie’s or Uncle Si’s photo or the ... Read More
If you loved Kellie Pickler’s last album, 100 Proof, which was filled with traditional country music themes and arrangements, get ready for Chapter 2. With The Woman I Am, Kellie has made a ... Read More
There may be too few women on country radio right now, but it sure isn’t due to a shortage of talent. Case in point: Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories, a staggeringly great collection of ... Read More
OK, so we’ve had some fun lately at the expense of songs that talk about girls, country roads and trucks. “Cut Me Some Slack,” the latest single from Missouri outlaw Chris ... Read More
Scotty McCreery was still in high school when he released his debut album, Clear as Day. Although it’s only two years later, the American Idol winner is now a sophomore in college. But ... Read More
Life is frequently messy, particularly when you’re young. The Voice Season 3 champion Cassadee Pope knows it all too well, and her debut country album, Frame by Frame, plays like a series of ... Read More
For his first country album since 2006, Kenny takes on a diverse array of musical styles, from Cajun to folk and his everlasting forte, straight-up country ballads. And he slides into each genre ... Read More

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